Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cincinnati approves Waldvogel appropriations

Cincinnati City Council has passed unanimously an ordinance allowing the City to appropriate property for the $64 million Waldvogel Viaduct replacement.

The property is required for the project's first phase in spring 2010, which would relocate four railroad tracks south of River Road between State Avenue and Evans Street approximately 100 feet south.

No buildings would be affected by the move.

In spring 2011, the current viaduct could then be replaced with five new bridges and roadway on grade, with River Road being rebuilt to current design standards.

The entire project would be completed by the end of 2012.

So far, $50 million in state and federal funding has been secured for the project.

Previous reading on BC:
Waldvogel appropriations passed by committee (5/6/09)